China news round-up: Japan residents asked to register, Caixin reports on Zhou Yongkang's son
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Wall Street Journal
"There are signs that the unspoken compact between the Chinese individual and the state, which has held since the Tiananmen Square tragedy, is starting to unravel."
The Communist Party "dislikes the idea of anything non-governmental and has long regarded NGOs as a Trojan horse for Western political ideas and subversion, but it is coming to realise that they could solve some of its problems."
"Fearing the fate of the Soviet Communist Party, which collapsed under Mikhail Gorbachev, the Chinese Communist Party is trying to curb the 'glasnost' - or transparency - that Weibo has enabled. By doing so, paradoxically, they risk inviting the very fate they seek to avoid.
Fei Chang Dao
Baidu bans forums on "National Security Committee".
Radio Free Asia
Seven Tibetans detained in Qinghai province stand accused of being involved in the November 11 self-immolation death.
New York Times
At a time when hundreds of millions of Chinese are leaving their country homesteads, a small number of urban dwellers have decided to make a reverse migration.
Beijing Morning Post*
City lawmaker suggests abortions to be provided at a nominal cost for students.
Tea Leaf Nation
Chinese netizens applaud Beijing’s new defense zone.
Huayuan Chairman Ren Zhiqiang reacts to CCTV's accusation that real estate developers owe 3.8 trillion yuan in taxes - "ignorant".
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
It looks like the central bank is willing to tolerate Bitcoins, at least for the time being.
links CNPC corruption investigation to retired Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang's son Zhou Bin, Iraqi oil field.
NDRC investigator says the economic planning agency will look into monopolies in aviation, chemicals, the automotive sector, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, home appliances.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
The Chinese embassy in Tokyo asks Chinese to register in case of a "major unexpected contingency".
Editorial: "China [...] will definitely respond to unscrupulous provocateurs to the [East China Sea air defense identification zone]."
"The national interest requires China to reposition itself and take its changing role seriously" in carbon emission negotiations talks, says Jiang Kejun, fellow at the Energy Research Institute at the National Development and Reform Commission.
East Asia Forum
"All of the major [telecommunications backbone suppliers] source parts, components and whole systems from Chinese factories. So in the end, the question remains: just how much more secure is Australia or any other country after excluding Huawei?"
* denotes articles in Chinese language.